Comparing students to give current, new specification, GCSE grades (without grade boundaries) | missdcox

In the absence of grade boundaries, yet still being under pressure to complete data sheets about students, there are several courses of action that teachers have taken:
Make up grade boundaries (using some sort of logic)
Create grade descriptors for 1-9 using some of the information we have been given
Just make it all up

Although I have pondered grade boundaries, as I don’t use marks with my GCSE students there is no need for me to come up with % or raw mark grade boundaries. I have also avoided number 2 as it can be complex and rely on complex and often ambiguous language. In an attempt…

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